• Friday, August 16, 2019

    Posted by Cathleen Rice on 8/16/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Good afternoon CMS families and happy Friday,

    We’ve had a fantastic opening week here at CMS and we hope that your students have come home excited about their middle school experience so far this year. 

    There are several important items for you this week so please read this letter thoroughly.

    Minimum Day on Friday: This Friday is a minimum day and school ends at 12:00.  Buses run at 12:15 and we kindly ask that all students leave campus by 12:30.  From 1:00 – 3:30 CMS will be involved in a staff development session so no student supervision is available.  Please arrange to pick up your child no later than 12:30 on Friday.  Thank you!

    Sports Sign Ups for Fall Sports: If you want to try out for soccer, cross country, or volleyball you must register on Sportsnet.  Use the links below (Ctrl+Click) to register or update registration.  Sportsnet registration closes on August 22nd.  Soccer and volleyball tryouts begin on Monday, August 26th.  Cross country begins on Tuesday, September 4th.  If you have any questions or need help getting your child registered for sports tryouts, please contact Cathleen Rice in the front office or via email a crice@carmelunfied.org

    New Students 

    Just click on the following link https://sportsnethost.com/carmelms-parent and you are able to quickly and easily create a sportsnet account. Please have your students 10 digit Student ID # in order to register. This number is located on CMS Aeries portal. To begin you must first click on CREATE ACCOUNT. You will need to fill out the forms in one visit so please allow about 10 minutes to complete the online process. Once this has been completed, your student will be cleared to play.

     

    Returning Students 

    Just click on the following link https://sportsnethost.com/carmelms-parent  and you may EDIT existing registration by adding student and parent signatures or any other pertinent information. 

     

    Drop Off Shelves for Forgotten Items: We’ve had a few questions about delivering items to students during class.  Due to the number of items dropped off during the school day, we do not deliver personal items to class.  On any given school day we might receive anywhere from 15-30 items with the request to deliver them to a student in class.  This is simply too disruptive to our learning environment.  To help maintain classes with minimal disruptions, we ask that parents drop off the things a student might forget on the shelves in our front office.  We remind students to check these shelves if they’ve forgotten anything.  Please let your child know that if they forget anything, they can call you from the office and, if you can, you’ll drop it off in the office on our shelves.  The only exceptions we make to this rule are for medication (delivered to/by our nurse), prescription glasses, Chromebooks, and other items essential for survival or the educational process.  Notably missing from this list is lunch.  While daily and regular intake of food is critical we do not deliver lunches to students.  As lunches are the most common item dropped off, please let your student know that if they forget their lunch, they should ALWAYS check the shelves.  Second, if no lunch has been delivered, please have them go to the cafeteria and ask to charge a lunch on their account.  Food service allows for a small number of meals to be charged.  Finally, if the lunch they attempt to charge is denied for any reason, please have your student come find me or Mrs. Kasper and we will help take care of the situation. 

    East Coast Trip – 3 Spots Left!  The annual, parent-led, East Coast trip currently has three remaining student spots open.  If you’re new to CMS, missed this opportunity last year, and/or missed out on the Lava Beds trip, this trip is a phenomenal way to spend a week with your 8th grade friends.  The East Coast Trip departs from CMS October 13, 2019 and returns October 19, 2019. The trip includes visits to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Amish Country, and Washington D.C. Participants must register and pay in full no later than August 30th. Contact Kris Lehman ASAP at 831-333-6338 to sign up for trip. 

    The Week Ahead

    We’re very busy at CMS for the next two weeks and although I’ve detailed much of next week below, please take a look at the Calendar at the bottom of this email for events scheduled the week of August 26th – August 30th.  Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 28th, from 5:30 – 8:00. 

    7th and 8th Grade Locker Request Day – Monday at Lunch: During lunch on Monday we will be passing out locks to any 7th or 8th grade student who requests a locker.  If you are a 7th or 8th grade student and feel that you need a locker, look for the locker request table near the library in the main quad at lunch.  Sign up for your locker at the table, check out your lock, and you’ll have your space for the year. 

    Locker Security Reminder: For safety and security purposes, all lockers must have a CMS issued lock.  Students assigned to lockers without a CMS issued lock will be notified to replace their lock with a CMS issued lock.  Failure to keep a CMS issued lock on lockers will result in the lock being cut and loss of locker privileges.  As our goal is to keep all students safe, it is important that all locks be the CMS issued variety.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Grade Level Talks: Next week Mrs. Kasper and I will be delivering our annual Grade Level Talks to all students.  6th grade students will get the long version during their afternoon PE classes on Monday.  7th and 8th grade students will get a slightly modified version on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5th period, in our theater.  During these talks, we review the basic rules and expectations at CMS while covering a variety of topics and “what if” situations.  At the end of each presentation, students will have the opportunity to ask any school related, appropriate questions they might have.

    6th Grade Anti-Bullying Curriculum: On Wednesday, the Counseling and Administrative teams will visit each 6th grade CORE class to deliver our Anti-Bullying curriculum.  During this presentation, we will dive into the CMS mission of creating a school environment that is safe and welcome for all students.  We discuss the treatment of others, various types of harassment and bullying, what to do if/when you, a friend, or a peer, are in a negative situation, and who to go to for help.  Our presentation features small segments of anti-bullying videos produced by Human Relations Media and designed specifically for middle school students.  The presentations are interactive, involve much student discussion and communication, and last approximately 1.5 hours. 

    Emergency Evacuation Drill: On Friday, CMS will engage all students in our emergency evacuation drill.  This drill is designed to simulate a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a fire, which requires the evacuation of students from the main campus into a safe area that offers the opportunity to contain our student body.  CMS uses the tennis courts on the west side of campus for this purpose and this area would become our student release center in the event of a large-scale natural disaster disabling campus buildings and our front office.  Our drill will last approximately 40 minutes and students will be escorted from their classes to our rear fields and then on to the tennis courts where we will practice our student accountability measures. Practicing this drill early in the school year ensures that students know and understand the process we use to keep them safe in the event of an emergency so your child’s attendance for this drill is very important to us. In addition, please note that our school resource officer will be on site and you may see additional emergency vehicles on our property before and during this drill. In addition, as our front office is closed, we ask that, if necessary, you pick up your students well prior to the beginning of this drill (before 11:00).  Once the drill begins, the release of students for early pick up will be significantly slower (up to 20 minutes or more).  Please plan any early pick-up around the timing of our drill for your own convenience. 

    Additional Announcements

    After School Play:  Calling all actors and actresses!  Mrs. Stadille is in search of the next great class of CMS performers and with the fall play coming soon, it’s time to get to work.  No prior experience needed and all grade levels are welcome.  Come on out and see if you have a hidden talent waiting to erupt!  Lunchtime meetings coming soon.  Pay attention to the morning announcements for more info.

    Thursday is CMS Spirit Day: Proudly wear your CMS spirit wear or school colors and drop by the Leadership Spirit Table to pick up Cougar Bucks.  Cougar Bucks serve as our school’s currency and may be used in our student store on Fridays throughout the year.  Show some spirit and score some Cougar Bucks each and every Thursday. 

    PE Clothes: PE clothing sales will continue to take place in the student store or front office.  Dress down days are coming soon!  Make sure you have your PE gear!

    Calendar (Upcoming Events)
    AUGUST
    22. Fall Sports Registration - Sportsnet closes at 5:00 p.m.
    23. Big Emergency Drill, 11:20 - 12:00, Minimum Day, School dismissed at 12:00
    26. Kickoff to Serve A Thon
    26.- 30 Fall Sports Tryouts - Volleyball and Soccer
    27. Picture Day, GENERATIONS SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY 
    28. Back to School Night, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    30. 8th Grade OHANA DAY

    SEPTEMBER
    2. No School / Labor Day Holiday
    4. Cross Country begins
    6. Back to School Dance, CMS Gym, 6:00-8:00
    15 - 20. 8th Grade Lava Bed Trip
    17-20. 7th Grade MBOE
    26. Monterey Jazz Festival and Lunch Concert, Monterey Fairgrounds 10:55 - 12:55 p.m.

    OCTOBER
    1. Fall Strings Concert, CMS Theater, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    8. CMS: Fall Conferences and Minimum Day, school dismissed at 12:00
    10. Conference Night 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    14. - 18. October Break
    23. Picture Retake Day
    24. Fall Choir Concert, CHS Performing Arts Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m
    25. Halloween Dance, CMS Gym, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    28. - 31. Red Ribbon Week

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  • Sunday, June 2,2019

    Posted by Cathleen Rice on 6/2/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Good morning CMS Families!


    In this letter you’ll find the schedule for the final week of school. Please read that section carefully so that you and your child know what to expect for the upcoming week.


    This past week was a lot of fun at CMS. Last Saturday our choral and instrumental music programs participated in Music in the Parks and came home with all kinds of awards and trophies. To say that CMS dominates the competition at this event is an understatement as each year we continue to sweep the awards returning from the event with trophies and accolades ranging from exceptional individual performances to superior ratings in many group categories. This year was no exception as CMS brought home 8 trophies from this event. Once again, a fantastic job by all our students and our instructors, Sarah Prusasky, Tom Lehmkuhl, and our substitute teacher Cathy Findley. Well done musicians and singers!


    Last week the CMS leadership class also sponsored our final Spirit Week of the year and students had lots of fun dressing up in a variety of themes during the week. Leadership also sponsored and a lunch time activity to go along with the dress up day and students had a lot of fun participating in the wide variety of events including Friday’s favorite…. Tricycle Racing! The entire week was tied to a class competition, but, as of this writing, I have no idea which class won. Listen up Monday morning or see our bulletin for results.


    Finally, on Friday night, PTO and our 8th grade parent volunteers hosted the annual 8th grade dance. This year’s theme, “A Night at the Oscars” was really fun and our 8th grade parents transformed the Carmel Youth Center into a spectacular venue with decorations, lights, food, raffles and games that kept our 8th grade students entertained and having from for three hours. Huge thanks goes out to all who volunteered and helped with this event in any capacity, but, Cerry Rasmussen and Kieri Coombs deserve a special thanks for all their work in organizing, coordinating, decorating, and seeing this event through from start to finish! Thanks to everyone for helping make the event so much fun for our outgoing 8th grade class!


    The Week Ahead


    As we move into the final week, here is a summary of each day that will help parents and students understand what’s going on each day at CMS.

    First, please make sure that all school materials get turned in ASAP. Chromebooks, chargers, etc. have already been collected and notices will be sent for missing equipment, texts, library books, etc. Students who have outstanding equipment or financial obligations are required to tend to these items before participating in all end of year social events.


    Monday – Regular School Day – 5th Period Locker Clean Out: On Monday during 5th period all students will be participating in our annual Locker Clean Out. Students who have checked out or been assigned a locker are required to clean out all personal belonging from the locker during 5th period. This means that students should come prepared to bring home personal items. After Monday’s clean-out students are responsible for any items left in lockers and will have until the end of the school year to take items home. Immediately following the end of the year, all lockers are opened and items left behind are discarded or donated. Please make sure to clean out your locker on Monday and take home all personal items ASAP. Thank you!


    Tuesday – Regular School Day for Grades 6-7; Promotion Practice for Grade 8: While the rest of our students maintain their regular schedule, our 8th grade students will run through their first promotion practice. Practice will begin shortly after 8:00 and will run until our morning break at 9:30 AM.


    Wednesday – Regular School Day for Grades 6-7; 8th Grade Class Trip: Wednesday our 8th grade class will be celebrating the completion of middle school by spending a day together at Great America. Charter buses will be on site as early as 7:30 and 8th grade students will board assigned buses by 8:00. Traffic will be a bit more congested on Wednesday morning so please be patient and plan ahead. Arriving at school about 10 minutes earlier than usual will help you avoid all the hassle!


    Law enforcement and possible canine detection unit will be on site Wednesday.
    The 8th grade trip has not been without its fair share of drama and concerning student behavior over the past several years. To help encourage positive student behavior, our school resource officer, Kevin Gross, will be accompanying our students to Great America this year. In addition, we are working with Deputy Gross to bring a contraband detecting canine to school on Wednesday to check personal belongings prior to the trip. Both of these measures are being taken to ensure that students are safe and celebrating the end of middle school in an appropriate manner. We apologize if this feels intrusive, however, recent experience with this event have prompted the need for stronger supervisory measures as we work to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all students. We appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.


    Thursday – Regular School Day for Grades 6-7; 8th Grade Promotion Practice; Yearbook Distribution; 8th grade Promotion Ceremony


    This is a big day! 8th grade students will participate in their final promotion practice in the morning (same schedule). Following practice, yearbooks will be passed out. 8th grade students will then attend the remainder of their regularly scheduled classes.

    8th Grade Promotion begins at 5:00. Students must arrive and report to their assigned locations no later than 4:30. Open seating begins at 4:00.


    Please keep in mind that it is not appropriate to reserve seats with tape, signs, or other items prior to 4:00. In addition, in consideration for all our families, please do not reserve more than 5 seats per family for this ceremony. In the past we have had families attempt to reserve large sections of seats for themselves, extended family members and guests. This practice is not appropriate for the promotion ceremony and will likely lead to problems/complaints from other families looking for seats. Please exercise positive judgement and an awareness for all families in our community when selecting and reserving seats for loved ones. Thank you!


    Yearbook Distribution for Grades 6-7 will take place during lunch on Thursday. Grade level tables will be set up in the main quad and students who have pre-ordered their yearbooks can check in at the appropriate table to pick up their yearbook. We do have a limited number of yearbooks available for sale. The cost of these yearbooks in $50. These yearbooks will be sold on a first come-first served basis out of our office beginning at 7:30 on Friday morning. Again, these extra yearbooks are limited in number and waiting in line does not guarantee you will be able to purchase a yearbook. When supplies are gone, the sale of additional yearbooks will end and there is no additional way to purchase a yearbook.


    Friday – Last Day of School – Minimum Day; 8th Grade Brunch; 6th and 7th Grade Class Celebration


    On Friday, all students will attend their regularly scheduled classes on a special schedule. Shortly after our morning break, students will be released by PA announcement to attend their scheduled events. 8th grade students will be headed to the habitat where they will enjoy a brunch, slide show, music, and some final moments as a class. Bring your yearbooks, sharpies, and smiles for the last few hours of your middle school careers!


    6th and 7th grade students will be released to the gym where they’ll end the year with a celebratory dance, have some fun games, participate in prize raffles, and enjoy some ice cream before heading out for the summer.


    School ends at 12:00 and buses run promptly at 12:15! Please make arrangements to have your student off campus no later than 12:30 as supervision on campus is not provided after 12:30.


    Thanks again for a wonderful school year. We hope that your child enjoyed their experience at CMS and we look forward to seeing you again next year if you’re returning to us. To all our 8th grade students, best of luck at CHS!


    With love and appreciation,
     

    CMS

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  • Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Posted by Cathleen Rice on 5/28/2019 5:00:00 AM

    5.26.19

    Good morning CMS Families,

    Just a reminder, school is closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

    Highlight of the Week: CMS Renaissance Faire: The CMS Renaissance Faire took place on Friday with opening ceremonies in the field behind the library and the market in the Habitat.  What a spectacular event!  Each year the Renaissance Faire seems to get better, and this year, our teachers decided to expand on the Renaissance theme and make it a World Renaissance Faire allowing for more variety and flavor than ever before.  Our 7th grade students really delivered with amazing crafts, treats, games, and booths and everyone who attended had a wonderful time.  Many thanks goes out to all who helped organize this annual event and to the many students and families who helped make this event so spectacular! 

    The Week Ahead:

    May 28-31 is our CMS End of the Year Spirit Week!  Each day you will be able to earn spirit points for your sixth, seventh, or eighth grade class. For instance, if you dress up for a spirit day, leadership will come by your fifth period class and you will automatically earn a point for your team! On Tuesday, it is Fan Day! You can be a fan of anything - baseball fan, a music fan, a movie/book fan. On Wednesday, pull out your boots and cowboy hats because it is Western Wednesday! On Thursday, we all need to show our Cougar Pride by wearing our school colors. However, each grade level is going to be assigned a color. Sixth graders, you need to wear as much red as possible. Seventh graders, you need to wear as much gray as possible. Eighth graders, you need to wear as much white as possible. On Friday, we will end Spirit Week with everyone’s favorite dress-up day, Pajama Day. Pull out your comfy PJ’s and slippers for the last moment to earn Spirit Points. Just as a reminder, all of your spirit choices must be school appropriate. May the most spirited grade level be crowned the champions and receive a delicious treat for winning!  Go Cougars!

    Updates and Announcements:

    This Club Saves Lives: WE Walk for Water event: Recently the middle school offshoot of the CHS Club “This Club Saves Lives” hosted a Walk for Water event.  The event went very well and, by its end, the event raised around $1,300. The group also received a matching grant from WE, adding up to $2,600 raised.  We are so grateful for all who donated and are excited to keep up our service projects next year.  Thank you for your help and support!

    Getting ready for next year: online registration for returning students; enrollment for new students; and proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders

    Online Registration for Returning Students - (Parent Data Confirmation) 

    Families have been asking, "Don't we usually register our returning students for next year about this time of year on Infosnap?" In previous years, that was true, but this year we are changing the annual online registration process from Infosnap to Aeries. In the new process, now called "Parent Data Confirmation," you'll register your returning students during the summer (unless they are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten -- see Enrolling New Students below). We are planning to roll out Parent Data Confirmation in July and early August before the school year starts. 

    In the new Parent Data Confirmation process, you will just log into Aeries and confirm or update the existing information about your child. You'll also acknowledge receipt of required annual notifications and policies -- and that's it! For Parents of CMS and CHS students, you'll use your existing Aeries account. For parents at other schools, you will set up an online account in Aeries and then access Parent Data Confirmation from there.

    We'll be sending full details by email in July.

    Enrolling New Students, which includes all Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 

    The online enrollment window is now open for students who are new to the district. Our definition of "new" also includes all Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners, even if they have previously attended a district school. If you have a new student or TK/K student to enroll, please check with the school registrar, who will collect the information needed and then set you up to do online enrollment.

    Proof of residency for incoming 6th and 9th graders 

    May is still residency affidavit month for students who are changing schools, such as all incoming 6th and 9th graders. If you have not already submitted your proof of residency, you can find the instructions and forms here: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6251&dataid=16709&FileName=CUSD%20324%20-%20Residency%20Affidavit%20.pdf

    Changes to Class Party Day for 6th and 7th Grades: This is an item carrying over from last week, but, in case you missed it… Due to a variety of logistical components we are moving the end of year class party celebration from Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, June 7th.  Our 8th grade trip will still be held on Wednesday, however, 6th and 7th grade students will be on regular schedule and have a regular day of school.  The end of year party for the 6th and 7th grade students will take place on the final day of school.  Students will receive their yearbooks, attend periods 1-4 on a modified schedule, and then report to the gym for 2 hours of dancing (with a DJ), games, raffle prizes, treats and more.  We’re looking forward to ending this school year with a big celebration for all of our 6th and 7th grade students. 

    Stay Focused! As we wrap up the year, please remind your student to maintain their positive focus on both grades and behavior.  Sometimes as the year comes to a close, students engage in some strange behaviors, checking out academically, and acting in a manner that is significantly different than what we’ve seen for the first few months.  Reminders from parents to stay the course, stay focused, and finish the year on a positive note are powerful messages that help keep our school environment positive for everyone over the last 9 days.  Thank you for your ongoing support in this area!

    Lunch Accounts and Charging: As of Monday, May 13, our cafeteria will no longer allow students to charge for lunches on their accounts.  In addition, it is important that outstanding balances be paid off prior to the end of the school year.  Keep in mind that any money left on your student’s account will transfer over to next year even if they are moving from middle to high school.  Thank you!

    CMS Robotics Summer Camp: The Carmel High School Robotics Team is sponsoring a summer Robotics and Tech Camp in the Carmel High School Robotics Lab.  Engineering teachers Tom Clifford and Mike Brewer will be leading the camp with CHS Robotics Team members mentoring and teaching students.  No prior knowledge is necessary.  The camp will run from Tuesday, July 30th through Friday, August 2nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and lunch is provided each day.  Next year, the CHS Robotics Team will be sponsoring a Middle School Robotics Team with the goal of growing a strong robotics program over the next few years.  This is a great way to get involved!  The cost for the camp is $300.  Scholarships are available.  To sign up for the camp visit:  http://bit.ly/techCamp2019 or contact Tom Clifford, CHS Teacher at tclifford@carmelunifiedorg or 831.624.1821 x3706.  To learn more about the program visit the CHS Robotics Team Website at https://www.2035.rocks/# .

    Does your child have a loaner Chromebook checked out? The library still has a large number of loaners checked out! You can always check your student's current library record if you are logged into Chrome with your child's cusd.me username and password. From the MySchool Home page, click on Classlink, and sign in your with a CUSD  username and password. On the Classlink main page, click on the "Library & Research" folder, then click on Follett Destiny. In Destiny, select the "My Info" tab. If you see an Acer Chromebook, it is most likely a loaner. Please ask your student to return it to the library on Monday. The library has been running out of loaner Chromebooks on the days with long testing period.  If you have any questions, please email our Teacher Librarian, Susan Thompson (sthompson@carmelunified.org).

    Calendar
    May
    27. Memorial Day - school closed
    28 - 31. Spirit Week
    28 - 31 World Language Final Exams - Spanish / Chinese
    31. 8th Grade Promotion Dance 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    June
    5. 8th Grade Class Trip
    6. 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    7. Minimum Day - Last Day of School - 6th/7th Grade End of Year Celebration

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  • Friday, May 17,2019

    Posted by Cathleen Rice on 5/17/2019 6:00:00 PM

    Good afternoon CMS Families,

    By the time you read this we will have only 14 days of school remaining!

    Highlight of the Week: Spring Concert: The Spring Concert took place early this week and our young musicians put on an absolutely spectacular end of year performance.  The night was highlighted with a touching send-off for our 8th grade musicians as Mrs. Prusaksy recognized each and every promoting musician.  Tomorrow our groups head for Music in the Park, the end of year competition and an annual highlight for the program.  Good luck everyone!

    Changes to Class Party Day for 6th and 7th Grades: We wanted to let you know that we have decided to make a change to the class party format we’ve offered in the past.  Due to a variety of logistical components we are moving the end of year class party celebration from Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, June 7th.  Our 8th grade trip will still be held on Wednesday, however, 6th and 7th grade students will be on regular schedule and have a regular day of school.  The end of year party for the 6th and 7th grade students will take place on the final day of school.  Students will receive their yearbooks, attend periods 1-4 on a modified schedule, and then report to the gym for 2 hours of dancing (with a DJ), games, raffle prizes, treats and more.  We’re looking forward to ending this school year with a big celebration for all of our 6th and 7th grade students. 

    Stay Focused! Finally, as we wrap up the year, please remind your student to maintain their positive focus on both grades and behavior.  Sometimes as the year comes to a close, students engage in some strange behaviors, checking out academically, and acting in a manner that is significantly different than what we’ve seen for the first few months.  Reminders from parents to stay the course, stay focused, and finish the year on a positive note are powerful messages that help keep our school environment positive for everyone over the last 14days.  Thank you for your ongoing support in this area!

    Chinese Language Finals: Chinese Language Finals will take place on May 21st-23rd

    The CMS 8th Grade Panoramic Class Picture was taken today! To order your picture please visit:        mylifetouch.com   Picture Day ID:  BY248234T0

    Lunch Accounts and Charging: As of Monday, May 13, our cafeteria will no longer allow students to charge for lunches on their accounts.  In addition, it is important that outstanding balances be paid off prior to the end of the school year.  Keep in mind that any money left on your student’s account will transfer over to next year even if they are moving from middle to high school.  Thank you!

    A Few Spots Left on the East Coast Trip: Last chance to sign up for the 2019 8th grade trip! We have an extension until May 22nd. Please see the attached letter from World Strides that explains all the details of the trip.

    Your children will travel to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. on a history tour with their classmates. This is a fantastic trip that your child will never forget.

    f you have any questions, please contact Kris Lehman at 831-333-6338.

     Interested in Playing Sports at CHS? Sports Physicals Offered for 8th Grade Athletes: Are you planning on playing sports in high school? Attending summer workouts? Carmel High School Athletic Boosters will be offering Sports Physicals on May 23th starting at 5:00 in the CHS Cafeteria. The cost is $30. Sports Physicals are required to play a sport at CHS, so try to make this event and get your Sports Physical completed early.

     CMS Robotics Summer Camp: The Carmel High School Robotics Team is sponsoring a summer Robotics and Tech Camp in the Carmel High School Robotics Lab.  Engineering teachers Tom Cliffor and Mike Brewer will be leading the camp with CHS Robotics Team members mentoring and teaching students.  No prior knowledge is necessary.  The camp will run from Tuesday, July 30th through Friday, August 2nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and lunch is provided each day.  Next year, the CHS Robotics Team will be sponsoring a Middle School Robotics Team with the goal of growing a strong robotics program over the next few years.  This is a great way to get involved!  The cost for the camp is $300.  Scholarships are available.  To sign up for the camp visit:  http://bit.ly/techCamp2019 or contact Tom Clifford, CHS Teacher at tclifford@carmelunifiedorg or 831.624.1821 x3706.  To learn more about the program visit the CHS Robotics Team Website at https://www.2035.rocks/# .

    Does your child have a loaner Chromebook checked out? The library still has a large number of loaners checked out! You can always check your student's current library record if you are logged into Chrome with your child's cusd.me username and password. From the MySchool Home page, click on Classlink,  and sign in your with a CUSD  username and password. On the Classlink main page, click on the "Library & Research" folder, then click on Follett Destiny. In Destiny, select the "My Info" tab. If you see an Acer Chromebook, it is most likely a loaner. Please ask your student to return it to the library on Monday. The library has been running out of loaner Chromebooks on the days with long testing period.  If you have any questions, please email our Teacher Librarian, Susan Thompson (sthompson@carmelunified.org).

    Calendar

    May
    18. CMS Music in the Parks
    21. Honors Night 6 / 7th Grade 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Gym
    21. Honors Night 8th Grade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Gym
    22. CMS/ CHS Jazz Concert, CHS Performing Arts Center 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    24. CMS Renaissance Fair 12:00 - 2:45 p.m.
    27. Memorial Day - school closed
    28 - 31. Spirit Week
    28 - 31 World Language Final Exams - Spanish / Chinese
    31. 8th Grade Promotion Dance 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    June
    5. 8th Grade Class Trip
    6. 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    7. Minimum Day - Last Day of School - 6th/7th Grade End of Year Celebration

     

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